The pros: For $2.29 Trader Joe's Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches which contain two pouches. Vegetarian snack, hearty filling reminded me of meat. Crispy pasty. Ready in 4 minutes (unless you want to burn your tongue by not waiting for it to cool down).
The cons: If you are sensitive to spice, this spice will linger on your tongue for a while. It's medium heat. Filling will be a hit or miss with some people.
The verdict: If you are looking to reduce your meat intake or really enjoy Indian heat and flavor this is a good choice in the freezer aisle. It is located with the other Indian items.
The box of Trader Joe's Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Into the microwave:
Out of the microwave after letting it sit for 2 minutes:
On a plate:
If you are looking to try Indian for the first time, Trader Joe's Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches might not be the best dish to start with. Definitely check out Trader Joe's Paneer Masala or any other Tikka Masala. They are also very good. This has more heat than any of those dishes. Also, if you are not used to the spice combination this might not be a good first dish to try. If you otherwise enjoy Indian vegetarian dishes than you'll probably enjoy this. It was meaty without there being any meat. I enjoyed the pastry but the medium heat slowed me down. I still ate it. I'd probably buy these again, but I enjoyed their entrees more.
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Grubbing With Jess says
I see these all the time when I go and I have been reluctant to try them...reach for the palak paneer instead, but next time these will be going in my basket!
They were good but I thought the other Indian selections in the frozen aisle were better. You need to like chickpeas to appreciate this dish.
these are pretty hot- I liked them but if you dislike spicy food, these will be too hot